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Palestine Enlistment Drive in Full Swing; Backed by Agency, Council

A campaign for enlistment of Palestinian Jews in the British armed forces was in full swing today and was meeting a countrywide enthusiastic response.

The campaign has the full sanction and backing of the two authoritative Jewish bodies, the Jewish Agency for Palestine and the Jewish National Council. Both issued appeals to the Jewish community to respond to the call of the military authorities for volunteers to make up four Palestine units.

The Agency called upon all qualified young men to enlist in the military services. The Council asked all professional unions to urge their members to volunteer for the British military forces “now engaged in a struggle on behalf of the Empire, including Palestine.”

In response to the appeals, representatives of Jewish transport societies met at the Agency’s premises and unanimously decided to recruit a proportionate number of drivers. Later, representatives of Jewish agricultural settlements throughout the country met at the same place and unanimously undertook to provide a certain number of volunteers from each of the settlements. A large recruiting rally will be arranged in Tel Aviv for the weekend.

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